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Performance Track Memberships Renewed

Release Date: 08/27/2004
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Contact: Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819 /

(08/27/04) EPA has approved additional three-year terms for 138 members of the National Environmental Performance Track program. Performance Track rewards facilities that voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements, implement environmental management systems, work closely with their communities, and set three-year goals to continuously improve environmental performance. The renewal process is the first since the program was launched in 2000, and more than 75 percent of eligible members applied – a strong indicator that members value participation. Most members that did not reapply experienced difficulty meeting the program’s stringent performance criteria or underwent a change in management or operations. The renewing members have again made significant pledges to continue environmental improvements. For example, 39 facilities from Johnson and Johnson are demonstrating environmental stewardship by committing to reductions in areas such as water use, greenhouse gas releases, and hazardous waste generation. Renewing members’ applications also show an increased effort to minimize environmental impacts up and down the supply chain. As one example, Texas Instruments’ Sensors and Controls facility in Attleboro, Mass., has pledged to work with its suppliers to avoid the hazardous material hexavalent chromium through the use of alternative materials or through product redesign. To view a complete listing of facilities that were accepted for a second term, go to the Performance Track web site at: .